Proverbs 3:4
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New Living Translation
Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.

King James Bible
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

World English Bible
So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Young's Literal Translation
And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.

Proverbs 3:4 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:4 Understanding - Whereby to know thy duty, and to discern between good and evil. Of God - Grace or favour with God, and that understanding which is good in God's sight.

Proverbs 3:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Let Then the Saints Hear from Holy Scripture the Precepts of Patience...
11. Let then the Saints hear from holy Scripture the precepts of patience: "My son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand thou in righteousness and fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation: bring thine heart low, and bear up; that in the last end thy life may increase. All that shall come upon thee receive thou, and in pain bear up, and in thy humility have patience. For in the fire gold and silver is proved, but acceptable men in the furnace [2647] of humiliation." [2648] And in another
St. Augustine—On Patience

Christ Teaching Liberality
If we should attempt to mention all the parables which Jesus spoke, and the miracles which he performed, and the many other lessons which he taught, it would make a long list. As we have done before we can only take one or two specimens of these general lessons which Jesus taught. We have one of these in the title to our present chapter, which is--Christ Teaching Liberality. This was a very important lesson for Jesus to teach. One of the sad effects of sin upon our nature is to make it selfish,
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

Of Self-Surrender
Of Self-Surrender We should now begin to abandon and give up our whole existence unto God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrence of every moment is agreeable to His immediate will and permission, and just such as our state requires. This conviction will make us resigned in all things; and accept of all that happens, not as from the creature, but as from God Himself. But I conjure you, my dearly beloved, who sincerely wish to give up yourselves to God, that after you have made
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Cross References
Luke 2:52
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.

2 Corinthians 8:21
We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.

1 Samuel 2:26
Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew taller and grew in favor with the LORD and with the people.

Psalm 111:10
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!

Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 12:2
The LORD approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

Proverbs 13:15
A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.

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